Dowry Death

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DOWRY DEATH: AN UNHEEDED HEALTH ISSUE OF THE SOCIETY

AIM OF THE PROJECT:
The aim of this project is to- * Devise the basic cause behind dowry system. * Highlight it as a critical problem of the society. * Construct a relation between law and dowry.

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM:
This project will emphasize on the question that why dowry is harmful for the society. Even in the 21st century women are subject to exploitation. Dowry system is widespread in the society and it is considered as a social evil. The crux of this project is to portray dowry as the root cause of mental and physical harassment and agony suffered by women.

OVERVIEW OF LITERARURE:
Exploitation of women has been by the society’s evil norms has been the focus of considerable concern for several decades. However dowry death has been a primary concern for many researchers. A number of researchers have operationally defined marriages as money earning rackets through dowry ( Gopalan Retheesh Babu 2010 , Bontha Veerraju Babu 2010 ). Research has indicated that dowry death is not only prevalent in rural areas but urban areas too. It is regarded as a crime against humanity.

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK:
The basic concept behind this research is that dowry has become the deadliest enemy of this free and civilized society. The root cause behind dowry deaths is Hindu religious orthodoxy. In olden days dowry was given voluntarily and out of love and affection but these days customs have become brutally dangerous. This paper appraises the public health onus of mortality in the society due to dowry death. It also takes into consideration some demographic and socio-economic factors.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS: * Why is dowry system prevalent in our society even in the 21st century ? * What impact does it create on the development of the society ? * What has been done to uproot this social evil…...

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